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Stieff "Williamsburg Queen Anne" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
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3058f   $95.00

Stieff
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Marked on the reverse "Stieff - Sterling" and with an oval emblem with a "CW" inside it, this fork was one in a line of reproduction silver made for and sold exclusively by Colonial Williamsburg.

The pattern is "Queen Anne" which has a broad rounded end, upturned handle, narrow stem, and a mid rib. The backside is plain, save for the marks.

This piece is a four-tine cold meat fork that measures 8 1/2" long and weighs a robust 2.3 T. oz.

It was never monogrammed and is in excellent... Click for details

Albert Coles Twist Handle Engraved "Mary" Coin Silver Egg Spoon
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3040f   $28.00

Albert Coles Twist Handle Engraved
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A charming mid 19th century coin silver piece, this egg spoon reflects the design sensibilities of its period.

It was made by Albert Coles of New York City, whose three-part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem appears on the backside.

It measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over .5 T. oz., which is relatively heavy for its size.

The center portion of the handle is twisted while the sculpted edge upper end is extensively bright cut and engraved in line pattern, front and back sides.

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S. Brown, New York City, "Reverse Tipt" Early 19th C Coin Silver Spoon
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3038f   $28.00

S. Brown, New York City,
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A 7 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., place, aka dessert, spoon, this has a "Reverse Tipt" end handle, an exposed drop on the backside, and an ovoid bowl with a pointed tip.

It is marked "S. Brown" for Samuel, working in New York City, 1816-39.

It also has a four part pseudo hallmark, "leopard, bust, star, leopard," that William McGrew in his work on marks attributes to an unknown NYC maker.

There is a large "MLO" feathered script monogram set sideways on the handle.

It is in very good... Click for details

Heavy Decorated Bailey & Co./George Sharp Dessert or Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-25   $25.00

Heavy Decorated Bailey & Co./George Sharp Dessert or Ice Cream Spoon
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Offered is a heavy and nicely decorated American coin silver dessert or ice cream spoon by George Sharp and retailed by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, circa the 1855-70 timeframe. This piece has a strong stem, pointed tip and sleek bowl, indicating it was expected to be able to bear stress in use. The spoon is nicely engraved with a quilted pattern to the fore, excepting only a reserve for the period engraved monogram. The maker's marks and retailer's marks are well struck and legible. This... Click for details

Early (c. 1760-80) Coin Silver Spoon with Maker's Mark BB (Perhaps)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-24   $27.50

Early (c. 1760-80) Coin Silver Spoon with Maker's Mark BB (Perhaps)
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Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the... Click for details

Good Philadelphia Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Samuel A. Mansfield
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-21   $32.50

Good Philadelphia Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Samuel A. Mansfield
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Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,... Click for details

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Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O'Daniel Ca. 1834-53
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-19   $37.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O'Daniel Ca. 1834-53
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Offered is an excellent American coin silver table spoon by Philadelphia watchmaker and silversmith Perry O'Daniel, which most likely dates to the 1840s but could be a little earlier or later. This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs a good 52 grams or so. It has excellent, well-struck marks and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is very good with a few tiny dings to the bowl but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all an excellent example of this... Click for details

Wreath Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon Marked by Lewis Ladomus
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-17   $11.50

Wreath Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon Marked by Lewis Ladomus
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Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon bearing the die-struck wreath decoration pioneered and probably controlled by the Fries family of silversmiths, but occasionally seen on spoons bearing the marks of other Philadelphia firms. This one is marked by Lewis Ladomus and probably dates to the 1850s. This piece measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is poor in that the bowl has a split (see pictures) and is out of round. However, given the decoration... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon by Granville W. Lukens of Philadelphia and NJ
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-16   Sold

Coin Silver Teaspoon by Granville W. Lukens of Philadelphia and NJ
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Offered is a good American coin silver spoon probably made in Philadelphia circa 1850 and retailed by Granville W. Lukens, a Quaker born in Bucks County who appears to have been a peddler/merchant rather than a trained silversmith. After a short period in Philadelphia around 1850, he seems to have settled in Burlington County, NJ. The mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. ... Click for details

NJ or PA Coin Silver Spoon by Gideon Howard Leeds Circa 1850
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-15   Sold

NJ or PA Coin Silver Spoon by Gideon Howard Leeds Circa 1850
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Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon circa 1850 bearing the maker's mark G.H.LEEDS for either Gideon Howard Leeds, watchmaker of Philadelphia working until about 1842-43, or his son Gideon Howard Leeds II, working in Cumberland County, New Jersey per the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and then in Chester County, PA per the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Based on the style of the piece, my guess would be that this is the work of the son. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs... Click for details

Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas Conlyn Ca. 1839-60
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-10   Sold

Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas Conlyn Ca. 1839-60
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Offered is a nice example of the work of Carlisle silversmith and clockmaker Thomas Conlyn, who was born along the James River in Virginia but traveled north to Wilmington, Delaware to apprentice in the silversmith trade under Charles Canby. After his apprenticeship was completed, Conlyn relocated to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and commenced his business around 1839. He retired around 1890 and died in 1905 after a long and prosperous life.

This teaspoon bears a good clear example of Thomas... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon by Samuel Richards and John Curry of Philadelphia
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-08   $19.75

Coin Silver Teaspoon by Samuel Richards and John Curry of Philadelphia
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Offered is a nice coin silver tea spoon retailed by noted silversmith Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, and given the floret mark used by John Curry, probably manufactured by him. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved "MMG" script monogram. It measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair, with some tip wear and a dent to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of these marks!

Farrington & Hunnewell c. 1865 Engraved Coin Master Butter Knife
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3032f   On Hold

Farrington & Hunnewell c. 1865 Engraved Coin Master Butter Knife
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Stamped "* F & H *" for "Farrington & Hunnewell," one of Boston's most prolific 19th century manufacturers, this coin silver master butter, or possibly pickle, knife measures 7" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz.

It is also imprinted with a retailer's mark that is only partially legible, but begins with "A." and ends with "P."

It has a down-turned, "Pointed Antique" handle, and a scalloped upper edge blade.

Both the handle and blade are extensively engraved with motifs that include... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Robinson & Harwood Ca. 1819-22
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170307-03   $32.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Robinson & Harwood Ca. 1819-22
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Offered is a good early American coin silver table spoon by little-known and scarce Philadelphia makers Benjamin Robinson and John Harwood, working in partnership only for a brief time, from 1819 to 1822. This piece has a good legible maker's mark of R&H in a serrated punch and also has a period engraved script "C" monogram. It measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some surface wear and some small dings and dimples in the bowl, but no... Click for details

Baltimore Coin Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1822-40 by Christopher Wynn
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170307-02   $13.75

Baltimore Coin Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1822-40 by Christopher Wynn
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Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of Baltimore silversmith Christopher Wynn, working 1822-83 in that city. This spoon is one of the hatched marks made by a specific die-sinker in that city in the 1820s or so, and the spoon probably dates to no later than 1840. It bears a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is fair at best as the bowl is out of round... Click for details

Rare & Fine Fiddle Shell Teaspoon by Shaw & Dunlevy of Phila. Ca. 1833
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20170306-02   Sold

Rare & Fine Fiddle Shell Teaspoon by Shaw & Dunlevy of Phila. Ca. 1833
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Offered is a rare example of the work of the very short-lived partnership of Edward G. Shaw and Robert Dunlevy, working as Shaw & Dunlevy, silversmiths of Philadelphia, circa 1833. This is the only example of this mark I've come across, and it is on a wonderful example of the Philadelphia fiddle and shell type, in excellent condition. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 gram. The spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. Condition... Click for details

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